Early Years and Education FdA

Foundation degree

Start your teaching career with a Foundation Degree in Early Years and Education. You’ll set yourself on the right path to educate young minds and help shape their futures from a young age.



This course is studied 100% online


3 years

Application Deadline


 Application deadline

30th June 2023



 Payment plans available

Course highlights

  • Ranked 6th in the country by the Guardian League Table 2023
  • Option to top-up with a Bachelor degree, or continue to a teaching degree
  • Flexible study opportunities with a dedicated distance learning team and mentor to support you every step of the way

What our students say

I’m impressed with the support I’ve received during my foundation degree. For this reason, and to fulfil my aspirations of becoming a teacher, I have chosen ARU to extend my studies to a BA degree.


My course has given me the skills and confidence to make changes and improvements in my place of work and understand the theory behind the process.


About your course

Are you an experienced childcare professional looking to take the next step? Or simply someone who dreams of a career with children looking to take their first? No matter where you’re starting, our exciting foundation degree can help you build a rewarding career. It can also be your first stepping stone to further qualifications, including a top-up Bachelor degree or teaching qualification.


Application Deadline

Application deadline:

30th June 2023

Discover what you’re made of.

Apply now before the application deadline.